Richard Lane

Childhood: Collecting in Australia

Hear about Richard's childhood collections of insects and reptiles.

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Richard Lane

Seeing snakes, lizards, geckos, and all manner of curious insects, were simply a matter of course for Richard during his childhood years in Australia and England. As a boy, he was often found collecting these animals and setting them free once he had finished observing their characteristics and behaviour.

Once at the Museum, Richard became a part of a team to develop new exhibitions that would excite the public. He decided for a break away from the traditional displays, towards exhibitions that would encourage visitors to see themselves as part of the natural world, rather than a mere spectator. This notion of immersing the visitor in the exhibition enabled a greater sense of exploration and self-discovery.